ANCYL tries to save Malema

2012-02-12 10:45

Polokwane - The ANCYL Limpopo's secretary Jacob Lebogo has asked for a political solution to league president Julius Malema's disciplinary case, the Sunday Times has reported.

Lebogo wrote to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe pleading for mercy, the weekly reported.

Malema has been suspended for five years by the ANC's national disciplinary committee.

Last week, he was given a 14-day reprieve to argue for a lesser sentence after his appeal to have his suspension overturned failed.

He and his executive were found guilty of provoking serious divisions within the ruling party and bringing it into disrepute, partly for threatening to send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change.

The Sunday Times reported that Malema was losing support within his own national executive committee, with some youth leaders telling him to accept the ANC's decision to suspend him.

However, Malema's backers apparently plan to leave the remaining officials as they are, rather than electing a new president.

This would allow Malema's deputy Ronald Lamola to act as president until the next ANCYL conference.

Lamola would be expected to continue campaigning for former ANCYL president Fikile Mbalula to replace Mantashe, according to the weekly.

  • bernpm - 2012-02-12 10:55

    When will these boys finally go back to playing with their dinky toys and leave the seniors to do their job: governing the country ??

      Koos - 2012-02-12 11:01

      They are pleading for mercy to the very sampe people they plan to eliminate later on? *confused*

      Koos - 2012-02-12 11:07

      It’s like holding out the hand of friendship whilst the other hand is holding a knife behind the back. The second you take the hand of friendship the other hand will swing forward and stab you...

      Pat Tsotetsi - 2012-02-12 11:10

      like father like son the boys are doing well exactly like their stupid fathers

      Penny-wise - 2012-02-12 12:01

      Nah, don't save Malema, dispose of him. He and his ugly disciples are all equally useless !!! DOWN WITH MILITANT AFRICAN IDIOTS, DOWN !!!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-02-12 12:43

      Why do we have a youth league anyway? It reminds one of the Brown Shirts

      Jamie - 2012-02-12 13:36

      These may be boys but they are dangerous boys who have looted and driven one province to the edge of bankruptcy and would do the same again if given the chance. Their lack of morals and ignorance or what is right or wrong and even acknowledging their wrong doing is fully indicative of their lack of remorse. They think it is their right to loot and steal. We must call for justice to take place and to have them all jailed without presidential pardons. As for Shaik. The strength or weakness of our President is shown that a criminal like Shaik can threaten our President and DEMAND a presidential pardon. If our President had any balls he would send Shaik back to jail where he belongs as he got out ilegally.

      Tonde - 2012-02-12 13:48

      Unlike the rest of South African, these boys will not sweep the dirt under the carpets, and you can mark my words when this group of leaders will be governing S.A we will see the wishes of Africans addressed.

      Brandon - 2012-02-12 19:48

      @John. This is not the first time I am telling you this. GET BACK IN YOUR BOX AND STOP PISSING ON THE CARPET!!

      Merven - 2012-02-13 07:19

      Ai John, did you skip your medicine again?

  • Graham - 2012-02-12 11:05

    This must be ANC speak for “we have no ethics or morals so we can’t discipline him because we are all guilty”

  • Barefoot - 2012-02-12 11:09

    really now? i no longer suspect i can confirm that they are smoking some A Grade weed

  • zs5zk - 2012-02-12 11:09

    How the NOOSE tightens every time Idiot Malema opens his mouth and note how few his Followers are and they appear to be real uneducated Rebel rouser's followers to share in Malema`s ILL gotten riches.PATHETIC!!!!!

      Ben - 2012-02-12 11:49

      That is true, but what exactly does he tell Mr. Zuma? It's you or me. I wonder what is the right thing to do if the president gets threatened in this disrespectful way.

  • DjCapiche - 2012-02-12 11:14

    Not even Malema can save himself... from himself.

      trix.duvenage - 2012-02-12 16:32

      I cannot help to feel uncomfortable about this whole Malemma affair. The whole ANC approach smells. To my mind the ANC is playing for time [nobody knows why exactly]IF The ANC sucessfully dispose of Malema [for at least the 5 years] I will take my hat off to them and I will rejoyce with the rest of the country, but I am afraid I have lost my trust in the ANC a long time ago. I dont even want to mention Juli-ass mal -emma or his partners. They are not worth talking about but yes, somebody mentioned that the youth supporting him might proof to be a factor to keep in mind. There are enough of them to disrupt this country to quite a great extend....

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-02-12 11:38

    Who is Malema again?

  • Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-02-12 11:41

    Pls turn it down Gwede....we tired of f noise

  • Tlou - 2012-02-12 12:01

    ANCYL is not an independent body as I once said,it is ruled and guided by ANC policies as its mother body.For the past years Julius and his buddies caused enough harm not only to the mother body but to our beloved country as well.Limpopo Province is a mess as we speak because of Malema and his buddies.The Hawks and Mme Madonsela should expedite the investigation process so that he could face the full might of the law.Lebogo is in trouble as well and that is why he is appealing for a political solution.He is Malema's partner in corruption.Whoever is implicated in corrupt activities should face the full might of the law.Sooner or later we shall see more of Selebi's behind bars.I wonder if Malema shall as well be released on medical parole because of his mountaneous body.

  • craig.eksteen2 - 2012-02-12 12:06

    Surely all must be tired of this Malema story - it is time to move on - if his sentance is changed the ANC would just be shooting its self in the foot. How can there be mercy when this guy is so out of control?

  • Desmond - 2012-02-12 12:11

    he needs to be jailed

      Dave - 2012-02-12 13:00

      Let the law run its course and the truth come out. Wheather he actully has to pay back from his trust fund is another story, how much has Selebi stolen and received ?. How much does the law ever recover from these theives , naughty boy keep the money and go and be an ambassidor somewhere.

  • KCorsar - 2012-02-12 12:20

    ANCYL Limpopo, the province that is effectively runby national government due to its inability to manage its own affairs; with idiotic statements like this from the ANCYL Limpopo chairman is a barometer of their cognitive capacity of cause and consequence. There is no polictical solution, JuJu is off to farm and become a meaningful member of society by contributing to SARS revenues as a real tax payer (wishful thinking).

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-12 12:27

    Shame, they really don't know what they are doing. Arme kinders. Auntie Winnie isn't much help either.

  • SARealist - 2012-02-12 12:27

    3 Round Knockout League - ANC vs Malema Round 1 = ANC 1 Malena 0 Round 2 = ANC 1 Malena 0 Round 3 = still to come Summary ANC lead 2 Malena 0 Chances of coming back from 0 to beat 2 is NIL Therefore let us look for a political solution! What a joke.

  • Gary - 2012-02-12 12:33

    Mr Malema must go and enjoy the fruits of his empire build for himself. Just let him go.

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-02-12 12:51

    Looking forward to the day when Malema won't be newsworthy!

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-02-12 12:53

    If ANC fail to flush out this cancer Malema and his cohorts are bringing to the organisation then they must count my vote out. Malema is a small Mugabe in making. SARS must investigate all his stringof tenders that drain Limpopo dry and deal with him and his co accused hashily. All combrades that are found corrupted their destination must be jail. Malema is a loud speaker for those who want positions. He was successfuly used in decapitating Mbeki and now he is a fat snake that want to swallow his prevvious masters. ANC is saving as a vihicle they use to syphone public funds through tender kickbacks.

      Vegi - 2012-02-12 13:28

      Idiot, idiot, idiot

      Yar - 2012-02-12 20:33

      @Vegi "Idiot, idiot etc." Are you talking about yourself again. Please stop that it is not a good thin to do. Enough other people, with good reason, are calling you an idiot. Lifes tough for you. Every time you express your opinions, someone takes a pot shot at you. Have you ever stopped to think that you are doing something wrong? Maybe you are intellectually challenged.

      Merven - 2012-02-13 07:21

      Vegi, stop calling yourself in the mirror!

  • Charmaine - 2012-02-12 13:13

    Mercy for what, he said many harsh things about us whites, coloureds and Indians, He is leading.. which youth is he leading and where to? No Mercy He has enough money to support himself

  • Vegi - 2012-02-12 13:25

    Nkosinathi If I had anything to do with it, I would get you deported for stupidity.

      Ben - 2012-02-12 15:31

      Vegi, please dont go away. You are a novelty. All the other people I know have brains.

      Yar - 2012-02-12 20:46

      @ Vegi Deportation for stupidity. Now that's a new one to me. Stupidity is not a crime, it's a quality greatly sought after by your favoured party. You are so dumb you could easily make to a senior levels in government.

      Christopher - 2012-02-13 11:21

      Vegi...Why you hiding away...At least Malema shows his face. I have absolutely no respect for an idiot like him, but even more so a person that cowers and hides away like yourself

  • Thandi - 2012-02-12 14:18

    As usual these morons are adopting what has become the typical South African way, ie, do what you want, say what you want, break whatever rules you want, steal as much as you want, hurt whoever you please - because there are no consequences. I think I will rename South Africa LONC - Land Of No Consequences.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-12 14:30

    Julius Malema is like a 2nd hand condom.

  • Trevor - 2012-02-12 15:19

    Julius...I hope then when you are kicked out the ANC that you are then taken to the cleaners and ALL that money you STOLE from the PEOPLE of SA is taken back and your fat ass is thrown in prison. You a cancer to SA and you need to be removed in the most aggressive way possible, destroy his image once and for all so we can all get one with our lives!

  • Yolisile - 2012-02-12 16:06

    dont save him just jail him, he will have too much tym to look for economic looting in jail....... jail him

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-12 16:34

    Let him go ito the wilderness where he belongs. He won't have to far to go before he has to comer back and explain all his tenderpreneurship and other gang-like activities.

  • sefeddt - 2012-02-12 20:34

    What next ? A political solution to prevent him from going to jail if found guilty of fraud and tax evasion.

  • Amazed - 2012-02-12 22:02

    My heart goes out to Malema.I dont approve the manner he spoke to the Elders but however i still agree with his issues. Alexandra is still how it was before 94.Most people i capitilizing on Malema because of his lack of emotional intelligence but in all Honestly,SA is still an unequal society and what is scary is the fact that the black middle class have tasted access to debt most of them are thinking exactly like their masters.In the past it mattered not how educated you were as a black person yo could not earn more than R10000k. Cosatu and freedom movements fought this and we saw legislation change & the birth of BEE & affirmative action,As a results many black people were offered opportunities and started earning decent salaries.You see money has a way to change people even those who are accusing Malema.Their very positions have made them to think of themselves more highly than they ought to.Malema will go but your status qou will remain.Many of u may agree with all this white folks iro Malema but never ever for 1 minute think that you are on the same side. In their eyes you will always be black period.Most whites dont mine being your friend as long as you sound like them.Ask Bishop Tutu. They love him to bits but oneday he spoke against them regarding sharing wealth.Did you see their reaction all of a sudden he was the devil.To Malema I criticize some of your actions but i commend you for being brave iro Mines.Land etc.Somebody needs to speak about this things

      Merven - 2012-02-13 07:26

      Amazed, you are a serious idiot, in the past very few people earned R10 000 or more. Do you got any idea how much were R10 000 in the 'old days'? My dad bought a Toyota Carolla in 1984 for R6500, brand new!

  • Gary - 2012-02-13 07:01

    Let the young lion go, please.

      Merven - 2012-02-13 07:23

      Yes, let him go, go to hell.

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